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Filming wraps on Laura Bispuri’s Il paradiso del pavone

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- Dominique Sanda, Alba Rohrwacher and Maya Sansa star in the director’s new film, the story of an impossible love that will throw into question the feelings of an entire family

Filming wraps on Laura Bispuri’s Il paradiso del pavone
Actresses Dominique Sanda, Alba Rohrwacher and Maya Sansa

Filming on Il paradiso del pavone, the latest film from Laura Bispuri, has just wrapped in Ostia. The film comes three years after Sworn Virgin [+see also:
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trailer
Q&A: Laura Bispuri
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]
(selected in competition at the 2015 Berlinale, winner of Italy's Globo d’Oro for Best Feature Debut and of the Nora Ephron Prize at Tribeca) and Daughter of Mine [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Laura Bispuri
film profile
]
(selected in competition at the 2018 Berlinale).

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This story of an impossible love that will throw into question the feelings of an entire family will be told by actors Dominique Sanda (recently seen in Saint Laurent [+see also:
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Q&A: Bertrand Bonello
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]
), Alba Rohrwacher (seen last year in The Ties [+see also:
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trailer
interview: Daniele Luchetti
film profile
]
and shortly in Tre piani), Maya Sansa (last year in Lasciami andare [+see also:
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]
), Carlo Cerciello, Fabrizio Ferracane, Leonardo Lidi, Tihana Lazović (the Croatian actress of The High Sun [+see also:
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interview: Dalibor Matanic
interview: Tihana Lazovic
film profile
]
and The Dawn [+see also:
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interview: Dalibor Matanić
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]
), Yile Vianello, Ludovica Alvazzi Del Frate, Maddalena Crippa and, for the first time on the big screen, Carolina Michelangeli.

One winter day, Nena gathers her family in their seaside house to celebrate her birthday. Everyone is here: her husband Umberto, her children Vito and Caterina together with cousin Isabella, her daughter-in-law Adelina and former son-in-law Manfredi with his new fiancée Joana, her niece Alma, and the housekeeper Lucia with her daughter Grazia. And then there’s Paco, Alma’s peacock, who surprisingly falls in love with the dove featured in a painting that hangs in the living room.

Il paradiso del pavone was written by Silvana Tamma and Laura Bispuri, the cinematography is handled by Vladan Radovic, the score by Nando Di Cosimo (as in all of Bispuri’s previous films), the editing by Carlotta Cristiani and Jacopo Quadri, the costumes by Antonella Cannarozzi, the set design by Ilaria Sadun, the makeup by Paola Gattabrusi, the hair by Alberta Giuliani, and the casting by Francesca Borromeo.  

The film is produced by Marta Donzelli and Gregorio Paonessa for Vivo Film with Rai Cinema, in association with Colorado Film, in co-production with German company Match Factory Productions, with the support of the Direzione Generale Cinema e Audiovisivo MiC  and of the Film und Medienstiftung NRW. International sales are handled by The Match Factory.

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(Translated from Italian)

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